ISLAMABAD - The Government of Japan has announced to accept the entries for the 5th International MANGA Award from 21st July to 31st August 2011 for which entry form and guidelines for application are available on the website of the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan and past awards on According to a press release, the International MANGA Award, as part of the active use of pop culture in public diplomacy, was established to share Japanese pop culture and to help promote understanding of Japan among overseas cartoonists. It was created to honour MANGA artists who have contributed to the promotion of MANGA overseas. This is the fifth such award, the selection of which was officially decided to be carried out at the fifth International MANGA Award Executive Committee which held on July 5.